About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Translingual Discourse in Ethnomusicology (TDE) is a peer-reviewed scholarly e-journal aiming at encouraging discourse across language barriers by publishing English translations of ethnomusicological papers that have originally appeared in other languages and therefore probably not received their due recognition. Papers are selected from proposals made by our Editorial Board and published under the Creative Commons license CC-BY. For long term preservation TDE has an archival arrangement with the Austrian National Library.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes one volume per year containing between 5 and 10 articles. Individual items are added to the "current" volume's Table of Content as soon as they are ready.

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Peer Review Process

TDE practices a double open peer review process. Members of the Editorial Board provide the Editors with suggestions for articles which they consider outstanding. If a second peer reviewer supports the re-publication the editors ask the author for an English pre-translation of the article. This version is copyedited by a native speaker with expertise in academic English and ethnomusicology.

Charges, copyright and publishing rights

There are no charges to authors for publication. The journal allows the authors to hold the copyright and to retain publishing rights without restrictions.